Patrick Nagel’s art comes to life in the animated ’80s police procedural comedy Moonbeam City on Comedy Central tonight at 10:30p, and it is anything but criminal.
Moonbeam City is safe city, mostly because of Dazzle Novak (Rob Lowe). He is one of their lead detectives who miraculously is able to solve crime. He is a bumbling, self-involved idiot, but things just seem to go his way in spite of himself. His arch nemesis is Rad Cunningham (Will Forte) and he will do anything to knock Dazzle down a few notches. As hard as he tries, it doesn’t work. Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks), is the tough chief, who has her work cut out for her with these two. Because of that she gives Dazzle an assistant, Chrysalis Tate (Kate Mara), to help him out and keep him under control. That doesn’t happen.
Each week they will try to keep Moonbeam City safe, which is hard to do because their antics make it dangerous.
Since I have been a fan of Nagel’s art since I was kid, I loved the show at first sight. Then as I watched the first three episodes, I loved it even more because it is so out there and naughty. Plus, there are so many brilliant lines throughout the episodes, you can’t help but to laugh uncontrollably. You will hear things come out of Lowe and Forte’s mouths, you never thought you would hear them say. In fact, even though you don’t see the actors, you can hear how much fun they are having with this outrageous show. And if they are enjoying it, then believe me, you are going to enjoy it just as much as them and me.
Wait until you see next week’s episode with a nice little tribute to Toto! Since Nagel’s art is a sign of the ’80s, the show is full of a lot of throwback references to the Me decade.
I like, almost everyone, was completely offended by Don Lemon holding up a card with the N-Word on it. So my way of not giving the CNN anchor the attention he wanted was to ignore it. But then Larry Wilmore took him to task on it on The Nightly Show yesterday, and it was so perfect I had to give Lemon the attention he wanted.
Seriously, imagine the poor intern who had to make up that sign. To that person, I say get out now. You’ve been part of one of TV news’ lowest moments. Yes, there is no where to go but up, but it is also a sign that things might sink even lower. I don’t want to know how, but Lemon will find a way. He always does.
Honestly, how are people more upset with Brian Williams’ lies over Don Lemon’s disgusting tactics. I don’t get it. To me everything Lemon does is so much worse than Williams.
Yesterday, Donald Trump announced that he is running for President and every comedian and talk show host simultaneously had an orgasm. And leave it up to Jon Stewart and his Daily Show correspondents to actually show us how excited they are about the news.
Before we got to see that, and oh yes, yes, yes, it’s worth watching the whole thing to get the climax because we can all use a little foreplay. What was I talking about? Oh yeah, Stewart talked about Trump’s announcement and his reaction is why we are going to all miss him in 6 weeks. Does he really have to go? Didn’t Trump’s announcement make him want to say?
Anyways with him going, and no one left of his caliber at Comedy Central, it looks like Seth Meyers could actually become our go to Political Humorist. His take on Trump’s announcement proves why NBC didn’t make a mistake when they gave him Late Night. Now that the race that’s about 16 months away is heating up, I hope he does more segments like this one because it was brilliant.
Trump isn’t the only person who said “I am running for President” and Conan O’Brien came up with a political ad for Jeb Bush that I am sure that Lincoln Chafee will approve of. Don’t know who Lincoln Chafee is, Google him!
Larry Wilmore had the week off and Jon Stewart asked him at the end of The Daily Show what he did with his time off. The Nightly Show host told him that he unplugged from the world and caught up on his favorite show, 19 Kids and Counting. After he said that Stewart tried to break the news to him, but Wilmore said, “It was just so nice to watch a show about a family with togetherness and good old fashioned values.” Then he added, “You know, I hope nothing happens that makes me recontextualize their closeness and isolation to something dangerous.”
Stewart once again tried to update him about the Duggars’ situation over the last week, but he just didn’t have the heart to do it. Jon could tell the TLC show touched Larry in a special place, and he didn’t want to do an alleged Josh Duggar and touch him there when he was unaware of what happening to him. Especially, since he is so young at this hosting job and Stewart’s the oldest one in the Comedy Central family. You have to respect him for refraining from his urges to do something so horrible like that and take away from Wilmore’s innocence. Right?
The Star Wars movie franchise is available on Digital HD for the first time today and R2D2 promoted the release on @midnight yesterday. Strange choice (although not really because their audience is the same as Star Wars’), but it works because they put words in his mouth that no one else would ever dare. And yes they went there with a joke about Hans Solo crashing into a golf course. To see if the comedians went even further than that, you can just have to watch.
The only negative, is Chris Hadwick didn’t offer any suggestions. What in beep and boop is that all about?
Comedy Central has yet to make it official, but The New York Times is reporting that Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show later this year.
Are you going, “Who is he?” The South African comedian made his debut on the show back in December. Since then he has made only 2 more appearances. You might say, that Comedy Central is taking a huge risk by hiring an unknown to take the job. Actually, you can totally say it. You know, it is going to piss off the veterans who have worked on the show for years. I am sure even Larry Wilmore is going, WTF? He gets the second hour and this newbie gets the prime show. Can’t blame him if he was pissed about it.
While his newness can be an issue for fans, I think the bigger problem is going to come as soon as he starts. A big emphasis of The Daily Show is American Politics. That means he is going to have to start learning everything he can in the next few months or he will be screwed when he starts because, at that time, we are a year away from picking a new President of the United States. I’ve lived here my whole life, and I still have no clue what goes on during the election. So he has work cut out for him.
And so does Comedy Central. Hopefully they will do a better job than CBS did with James Corden when it comes to getting the word out about the virtually unknown host.
What do you think of the pick?
Comedy Central announced today who is going to Roast Justin Bieber on March 30th and it is an all-star lineup! They got Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille Oâ€™Neal, Martha Stewart, Hannibal Buress, Chris Dâ€™Elia, Natasha Leggero and Jeffrey Ross. Sadly though for Justin, Seth Rogen is not on the list. Which I think makes it even better.
You know, the Domestic Goddess is going to kill it, as will Shaq. Both of them have a really good sense of humor. Plus, the dais should be afraid of them because she did time and he is over 7′ tall. When it comes to the comedians, I can’t wait to see what the Beebs’ good friend D’Elia has to say about everyone. I’ve seen him at 2 events promoting Undateable and both times he had me busting a gut!
Comedy Central had me when they decided to Roast Beiber, then they gave me some whipped cream when they made Hart the RoastMaser and this dais is so the cherry on top of it all! March 30th can’t come soon enough!
Comedy Central thought it would be a sweet idea if they reunited Happy Gilmore stars, Bob Barker and Adam Sandler, for their for the annual benefit event, Night of Too Many Stars, and they were gravely mistaken. Even though it has been almost 20 years since their movie came out, the two of them still have a lot of hard feelings towards each other. The blood between them is so bad, that they each lost a few pints of it during the battle. Thankfully, they were in a hospital at the time, otherwise neither one of them would’ve made it.
To see what other brilliant gags Comedy Central has planned to raise money and awareness for Autism, tune into Night of Too Many Stars this Sunday at 9p.
Comedy Central released the first promo for their Roast of Justin Bieber and it eggcellent. I am not even eggaggerating.
They took one of his most infamous reported incidents and turned it around him. Remember when he allegedly egged his neighbor’s house? Well, instead of egging the singer’s house, they egged him. He actually took it like a man. Which hopefully he will do on March 30th. If he any has problems with how to do that, then he can just ask his RoasterMaster for some advice. You know, the star of Think Like a Man, Kevin Hart.
I don’t know about you, but I am really eggcited for this Roast!
Are you sitting down? First fans of Comedy Central’s news block lost Stephen Colbert to CBS and now they are losing Jon Stewart to retirement. The comedian announced his departure during tonight’s taping of The Daily Show according to Entertainment Weekly. What he has planned, we will not know until we tune in. But we do know he will not be leaving until later this year. When, we don’t know, but we should just appreciate whatever time we have left with him until he is just yesterday’s news.
Here is Comedy Central‘s statement about it:
â€œFor the better part of the last two decades, I have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.â€
So where will all those people who tuned in to get their news from him, get their updates on today’s news? Maybe they will switch the channel to watch a real newsman like Brian Williams. You know, if NBC fires Williams, then maybe they can get him to take over The Daily Show? Seriously, I wonder who they will get to replace him? Will John Oliver be able to get out of his HBO contract to take over? Will they go with someone outside the franchise? Will they get rid of the show? Hey wait, David Letterman will be out of a job in May? And Jay Leno has been out of work since last February? I am still liking Brian Williams best for the job. Who is your money on? Or do you need some time to soak in the news?
To see Jon Stewart’s announcement, then click here!